For the second straight year, ALCAP President Greg Davis opened the first session of the Alabama Senate in prayer on February 6th. It was an honor, and may we all be in prayer for our elected officials.
Our Third Annual Prayer Rally
ALCAP partnered with the Alabama Policy Institute and Eagle Forum of Alabama to hold our third annual Prayer Rally on February 7th (link here). We were blessed by all those who attended to pray for our political leaders and our great state, with a special shout out to the Montgomery Baptist Association for their presence. Make sure to add your elected officials to your prayer list!
The Pressing Issue of the Legislative Session: Gambling
After months of general speculation––and much secrecy––leading up to the Session, pro-gambling advocates have filed two bills in the Alabama House of Representatives (HB151 and HB152) in the first week of the Legislative Session. HB151 would amend the Alabama State Constitution to allow for gambling, and HB152 is the actual gambling legislation itself.
Sponsored by State Representatives Chris Blackshear (Phenix City) and Andy Whitt (Harvest), these bills would allow for the creation of a paper lottery, 10 casinos all across Alabama (including the 3 Poarch Band of Creek Indian casinos that already exist due to federal law), an Alabama Gaming Commission (AGC) with its own law enforcement arm (with arresting power), and more. Greg Davis discusses the bills in great detail here.
To read Greg Davis’ thoughts on gambling in Alabama, click here. For more general information on gambling, visit ALCAP.com and look under “gambling.” Please reach out to your elected officials and let them know that you do not want gambling to be expanded in Alabama. To find out who your legislators are, visit ALCAP.com and click on “Find Your Legislator.”
2024 Legislative Priorities
ALCAP is your daily representative at the Alabama Statehouse ministering, monitoring, and advocating on our church’s behalf in order to do the following:
– Ensure Religious Liberties
– Protect the Unborn
– Champion the Biblical Family (including issues on Sexuality and Gender)
– Oppose the normalization and legalization of Destructive Addictive Behaviors.
If you are active on either site, make sure to like, share, and subscribe to ALCAP. Recently, Greg Davis interviewed Les Bernal of Stop Predatory Gambling to discuss a wide variety of subtopics within gambling. You can find the 8-part video series on YouTube.
Did you know that ALCAP has a radio show and a podcast? For more information, visit here.
If you would like to listen to specific podcast episodes on the legislative session, click here (State Auditor Andrew Sorrell talks about gambling and presidential politics) and here (Stephanie Smith of the Alabama Policy Institute discusses the current school choice legislation).